Angels and Demons Bundle – Now available
Angels and Demons – the ultimate custodians of good and evil do battle in the heavens and on Earth and bring in their mortal allies.
Mortals and immortals alike risk life, limb and wing and soul for victory.
11 tales of angels and demons.
- Heaven Bent Robert Jeschonek
- The Price of Demons Stefon Mears
- Pockets of Darkness Jean Rabe
- Rose Swartz Wears Rose Quartz Brenda Carre
- Angel’s Demise Felicia Fredlund
- Emberstone Karen L. Abrahamson
- Chance Damnation DeAnna Knippling
- Deviant-Hunter’s Sabbath Harambee K. Grey-Sun
- The Troll-Demon War Leah Cutter
- A Pact with Demons: The Sprite and The Familiar Michael R.E. Adams
- Angel on My Shoulder Russ Crossley
I’m delighted to share this! The Kitchen Imps and Other Dark Tales has been translated into Portuguese.
There will be more translations in various languages to follow – plus some of the other books too!
Os diabinhos da cozinha e outros contos sombrios
Diabretes impertinentes, meias faltando, ladrões astutos e deuses perplexos aparecem nesta coleção de ficção de fantasia curta.
Os diabinhos da cozinha e outros contos sombrios
Seis contos de ficção de fantasia para toda a família.
CHARACTER’S NAME: Birth name Sebastian – but I go by Father Vincent Paul now.
–Who are you? (Give a brief description of yourself) I am a Catholic priest.
–Tell us a little about your world I live in South Dakota, out in the middle of nowhere. I shepherd several parish churches, the small kind that attract photographers from the big cities, looking for images of better days. I wouldn’t know what days those were, however.
–Does your world/area have different races/people? Do they get on? They seem to, but they do not. Several tribes of Dakota Sioux live nearby. I minister to them, but many of them do not attend services. There is a dam being built where their homes currently stand, and they are being flooded out. I can’t blame them for not having a properly Christian attitude, although it disappoints me. There are Franciscan monks who run a nearby Indian school, where the children are sent to learn how to integrate with White society. I don’t think either set of those folks get on, either. And then there are the local farmers. No, all in all, I would say that despite an appearance of peace and quiet, nobody gets on, as you say.
–How do you think others see you? I hope they think I’m a good priest, humble, and with a sense of humor that defrays hot tempers. But I doubt it.
–Are you a likeable person? In my heart, I know I am not.
–Do you see yourself as a ‘good’ person? Some days I do. Those are the days I generally disappoint myself.
–If you could live your life again would you make the same choices? I would not. I would have married the nun that I fell in love with while I was in seminary, and turned aside from my vows. Then perhaps I would have been elsewhere when tragedy struck.
–Tell us about your family. I could speak for days of them and still not explain enough. I suppose you could call us the royalty of the prairie. My father holds himself as such, in his heart of hearts. There are nine of us children, all but the youngest, Jerome, a grown man. Of the three of us nearest in age, there is myself, a priest; Aloysius, a rancher, and Theodore, another rancher. If I am a clever man, then Aloysius is a charming one. Theodore is the strongest. We are all three of us caught between integrity and the way things are done.
–How does your society deal with those on the edges? Do you approve of this? With drowning their homes under a hundred feet of water, apparently. No, I do not approve.
–Do you believe in magic? Sadly, I do. I was curious when I shouldn’t have been, and read a book I should not.
–Why should we read about your adventures? So that you can avoid making the same sad mistakes yourselves.
Author’s name DeAnna Knippling
Link to book or books where this character appears. Chance Damnation
Author name: Joslyn Chase
How did you become involved in book bundles? Would you recommend it?
I first learned about book bundling when I attended a Business Master class at WMG Publishing and met Chuck Heintzelman, the founder of BundleRabbit. I also met some excellent editors there who shared their experiences with book bundles.
I find the idea very exciting and innovative. The potential for cross-promotion and cooperation is awesome. I’ve been in three or four bundles, and I’ve edited and produced a collaborative project, And Then There Were Nine, nine thrilling stories from nine masters of suspense.
I hope to be more heavily involved in bundling with other authors in the future. I believe it’s a great way to have fun and profit.
What other bundles are you involved with?
My first bundle was a Halloween Horror bundle that has since been discontinued. But I’m proud to be a part of Steve Vernon’s Cat Tales bundle and A.L. Butcher’s Blood On The Cobbles. I was also fortunate enough to be included in a Story Bundle Historical Mystery bundle, and that was a lot of fun.
Are you a ‘pantser’ or a ‘plotter’?
I am definitely a plotter. That’s what works best with my temperament and writing style. I leave a lot of room for organic growth, the way I do it. For my outline, I basically define the goal for each scene, but I generally have no idea how the characters will get from Point A to Point B until I start writing. And, of course, as the story progresses, things change and that’s fine. But I like starting out with some clearly defined goalposts to aim for.
What piece of advice do you wish you’d had when you started your publishing journey?
Enjoy your time as an unpublished author. Appreciate those moments when the world is wide open and all the possibilities are in the future where anything can happen. It’s exciting and creatively nourishing to dream like that. After publication, so much happens. It’s still a creative process, of course, but business matters come into it, too, and there are so many demands on your time and attention. Some of the innocence is lost. It’s like moving from childhood to adult life. Hang on to the child.
How much research do you do for your work? What’s the wildest subject you’ve looked at?
I adore the research part of writing a book. There’s so much to learn and so many fascinating topics—I spend a lot of time gathering information and getting a feel for the background before I begin writing.
Perhaps the wildest subject I studied while preparing to write my thriller, Nocturne In Ashes, was volcanoes. Mt. Rainier, in particular. It’s a pretty scary topic, especially when you live in the shadow of the mountain and you realize it’s not a question of “if” the volcano will blow, but “when.”
How influential is storytelling to our culture?
Storytelling is everything. It comes into nearly every aspect of societal life and relationships. We communicate by story, relate to each other by story, learn best through concepts put into story form. I write a blog on the subject of Story Power on my website, joslynchase.com.
What’s the best advice you’ve received about writing/publishing?
Every word of a story comes through a character. Ground the reader inside your viewpoint character’s head and make sure they’re the one telling the story, so readers see what they see, feel what they feel, and are able to experience the story through the senses, opinion, and emotion of the viewpoint character. In other words, get out of your own way and let the characters speak.
Tell us about your latest piece?
In April 2020, I published a collection of short stories titled No Rest: 14 Tales of Chilling Suspense. I’m pretty excited about it, and some of my personal favorites are in this volume.
What’s your next writing adventure?
Last October, I started planning a six-book series of thrillers based on my protagonist’s experience in the EIS—Epidemic Intelligence Service, the disease detectives of the CDC. I’m excited about the project, but also a little bowled over now, with the Covid crisis that I didn’t see coming.
The pandemic has changed a lot of things, but I feel like it must have altered things dramatically within the CDC and now I don’t know how much of the research and preparation I’ve put into it remains valid. Or how readers will respond to books on the subject. To be honest, I’ve had some doubts about moving ahead with the project and I put the brakes on for a few weeks, but now I’m re-energized and moving ahead. I’m planning a release date for the first book in November.
What was the last book you’ve read?
I just finished reading Ann Cleeve’s third Vera Stanhope novel, Hidden Depths. I’m very much enjoying the series, and the television program, as well.
Are indie/self-published authors viewed with scepticism or wariness by readers? Why is this?
I think in large part, yes—readers are wary of books produced by indie authors. The indie movement, which I think is a wonderful thing, has moved the role of gatekeeper from the publishing companies to the readers, themselves. It’s a responsibility many readers are not used to having and may not be comfortable with, at first.
In today’s marketplace, we all rely on social proof—the all-important consumer review. But someone’s got to be the first to leave one. Investing time and money in an untried author and a book with no reviews is a risk many readers aren’t willing to take, and understandably so. That’s why there are so many free books on the market—they are the no-risk samples readers can try before sinking their cash into a new author.
I think this can be a very healthy revolution for both writers and readers, but so much depends on the review. I hope readers will take the time to leave an honest review after reading, a courtesy for other readers and a crucial element for writers.
Is there a message in your books?
There is a message in my books, though I usually don’t know what it is until I’m finished writing. And sometimes, not even then. This is the sort of thing that typically comes through the subconscious mind, though I might start out with a hint of what I want to say to the reader.
How important is writing to you?
Writing is supremely important to me. I’ve waited my whole life to get to this season where I could have a writing career. I know myself well enough to recognize that I couldn’t embark on a writer’s life until my kids were grown. It’s all-engrossing, takes up all my time, attention, and affection. Well, almost all. I try to save out a bit to spend on family and friends J
Joslyn Chase is a prize-winning author of mysteries and thrillers. Any day where she can send readers to the edge of their seats, chewing their fingernails to the nub and prickling with suspense, is a good day in her book.
Joslyn’s love for travel has led her to ride camels through the Nubian desert, fend off monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar, and hike the Bavarian Alps. But she still believes that sometimes the best adventures come in getting the words on the page and in the thrill of reading a great story.
Joslyn believes in the power of story, and writes a blog on the subject which you can find at joslynchase.com. Join the growing group of readers who’ve discovered the thrill of Chase when you sign up, and get access to updates and bonuses.
Blood on the Cobbles Bundle
From legends of murder, and undead killers walking, to missing girls, deadly diseases, suspense and gore aplenty; from sleuths and detectives, murder and vengeance enter into a world of crime, clues and mayhem.
12 authors weave tales both long and short of crime and suspense.
A collection of short stories and novels.
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles Erana Box Set
Books I-III of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles, plus two novellas set in the world of Erana.
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles Book I
The Shining Citadel – The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles Book II
The Stolen Tower – The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles Book III
Tales of Erana: Just One Mistake – novella
Tales of Erana: The Legend of Oeliana – short novella – updated and expanded for this edition
That’s a saving of 3.49 plus a free story!
The last of Sorcha’s six dragon-shifter offspring, Luag has always known his destiny. The self-assured and highly intelligent black dragon is heir to the Rex of the ice aerie, destined to lead his flight into the future.
But Luag is consumed by questions about the past. Why is his beloved ice aerie antithetical to magic? Why have there never been gold dragons clutched in his weyr? These haunting questions lead Luag on a quest that will change everything… especially his destiny!
Released May 23rd – On preorder beforehand.
They come from distant stars and worlds beyond our own. Strange, dangerous, fascinating – dare you face the aliens? Dare you learn their secrets?
Here Be Aliens!
Part of the Here Be – Monsters, Myth and Mayhem series. https://bundlerabbit.com/s/here-be-series
Fade to Gold – Stefon Mears
Scifi Motherlode – Robert Jeschonek
The Great Succession Crisis – Laurel A. Rockefeller
Alien Blue – DeAnna Knippling
Alien Influences – Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Sun Doctors – Meyari McFarland
Adventurer (Star Minds Lone Wolves) – Barbara G.Tarn
Cursed Planet – Linda Maye Adams
Earth Plan – David Sloma
Chasing Chipmunks – Rebecca S. W. Bates